Summer office hours: Monday – Thursday,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The office will be closed on Fridays for the months of June, July and August.


Parklawn Litter Walk: Sunday, June 6/24, meet at 9:45 am in front of the Lauxman house to walk the neighborhood for half an hour and pick up litter – supplies will be provided, no need to bring anything but comfortable shoes and a spirit of engaging the neighborhood! All ages welcome.


Wednesday Summer Bible Study

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Peace

Meets every Wednesday through August 22nd, (but not July 4th). Summer is a time when a lot of people will be out of town or busy, so this is intended to be very low-key. Stop in on the weeks when you want, but don’t worry if you cannot make it.

  • Discuss Highs and Lows from our Week
  • Choose a chapter from the bible to read
  • Talk about how the passage speaks to us and relates to our lives right now
  • Pray for each other

 

Did you miss the architects’ presentation of a Master Plan for Peace?  Or if you heard it, would you like to see it again in a small group setting?

This presentation will included the original power point and Ambassadors as facilitators.  Ambassadors are those who met three times with the architects to develop the plan.

  • Friday, June 22nd, 6:30 pm — with the added bonus that it will be a potluck supper. Ham is provided. Bring a side dish to share.

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes, discussion is encouraged.


What is the Bible?  Sunday morning Adult Education in the summer.

The next session July 1, 2018

“What is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything” is by Rob Bell.  In his book, Rob Bell explains the context of many stories in the Bible and outlines what he sees as the overarching story that develops across the Old Testament and into the New Testament. 

Peace member Jon Nerdig will lead a discussion on how people read and interpret the Bible, and how the Bible applies to our lives in the 21st century. We’ll read excerpts from the book during the studies. 

Dates: July 1, July 8, August 5, August 19, August 26

Time: 9:15 am -10:15 am, Sunday mornings.

How to get the book: Please purchase the book on your own.  We will have a couple of “church copies” to use on Sunday mornings for people who drop in.  If you need help with cost of purchase, please let the church office know.

Do I have to come to every session?  No.  Come when you can, but if you know you’ll be there, please let Jon know.


Piano Dedication, June 24th at the 10:30 am service.  We will dedicate our new baby grand piano to God’s glory with a service featuring piano music played by different pianists at Peace. The new piano is a beautiful instrument which has already enhanced our worship. It was purchased as part of our capital campaign with additional funds from the music fund. 


New Member Class: Interested in joining Peace or just finding out more about us?  There will be a new member class on June 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Contact Pastor Sarah if you are interested at (703) 354-5233 or pastorsarah@sharingpeace.org or Kristin Stone at kristin@homehappy.com.


June Young Adult and Children’s Book Drive: Look for labeled boxes in the narthex, fellowship hall, and Sunday school hall to give your gently used children’s and teen books a second home to a community in Appalachia. As Vera Nazarian said, “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light” – sharing books is like empowering lights to shine!


Summer Youth and Family News

For Elementary and Middle School Youth:  Summer is almost here and there are many opportunities for Vacation Bible School in our area for elementary and middle school youth. Learn more….

 

For Middle and High School Youth:  This summer, Peace and St. Albans middle and high school youth will be teaming up again to do service learning in Hurley, Virginia from July 8-13. Hurley is located in southwest Virginia near the state lines of Kentucky and West Virginia; it used to be a big coal mining town. We drive about 8 hours to get there and eat and bunk at the Hurley Community Development Center. Service learning consists of team projects working on local homes, as well as meeting and getting to know our neighbors in Buchanan County. If you are a middle or high school youth, or a parent/adult who is interested in being a youth leader on the trip, please reach out to Nadia (nadia@sharingpeace.org) with your intent and interest (if you have questions, those are welcome, too!).  Learn more…


 

Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.